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Obama Lawyers: American Citizens Leigitmate Targets Of State Assassination

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Thursday, December 1, 2011

The Associated Press has reported that top national security lawyers in the Obama administration have determined that U.S. citizens are legitimate military targets when they take up arms with al-Qaeda.

According to the AP, the government lawyers – CIA counsel Stephen Preston and Pentagon counsel Jeh Johnson – did not directly address the al-Alwaki case. But they said U.S. citizens don’t have immunity when they’re at war with the United States.

Johnson said only the executive branch, not the courts, are equipped to make decisions about who qualifies as an enemy, the AP reported.

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